Beware of The Blob! In this talk from TEDxToulouse, biologist Audrey Dussutour uncovers the mystery of myxomycota — a.k.a. le blob — the fascinating blob organism whose unicellular structure betrays a surprising personality.
I didn’t know slime molds consumed mushrooms!
It’s a misconception that they’re one big cell, though. People here that they’re “single celled organisms” and assume that means the whole plasmodium.
The mass is actually made of millions of individuals. It’s a colony OF single-celled organisms! Amoeba forming a bigger amoeba!